Sunday, October 17, 2010

reupholstered



I had one of those moments a few weeks ago when I was really craving a project.
(those cravings are few and far between, but strong and must be satisfied).


So I got it in my little brain to try to reupholster a chair.
It requires hardly any sewing (and no patterns) so it seemed right up my alley.
Plus I have mad skills with a staple and glue gun.


So anyhow...after finding a $10 chair, and pulling out a bazillion staples (and punching myself in the sternum after one particularly stubborn staple) here is the result.
The before is on the left. I'm still a little sad I painted over the pretty wood. Overall I'm pretty pleased with the result although it is far from professional quality and I had some major issues with puckering material (don't look too closely at the pic).


another angle



And of course my handy dandy helper. I was so determined to finish this all on my own but I needed a staple gun with a little more mmph (hint hint...upcoming birthday). And let's face it...I also need a little more patience and a whole lot bigger attention span.




Thanks for your help Kev. I know old used furniture is starting to grow on you...no matter what you say.

May I add I've browsed the Craig's list for El Paso and it is pathetic so I'm planning ahead for any future whims of projects I may want to do. I am currently hoarding used furniture in my garage much to Kev's dismay.


13 comments:

Pilar said...

I have seen chairs around to reupholster, but I'm too scared to do it. Yours turned out great!!by the way I love that subway art in the background.

Laura Lyden said...

I am so impressed with your chair- it looks great!

Shannon said...

That's awesome! I've always wanted to do that, but I am too scared it would look crappy and then I'll hate it. Yours looks great!! Good job!!

Christen, Doug and Dillon said...

Super cute! I love how it turned out! Why couldn't you have been this crafty when we lived closer? ;)
Hey, did you make that Pittsburgh sign? I love it! I want one! You should post more pics of it!

Matt, Amy, Grant, and Tyson said...

Wow stef you've got mad skills. I'm so impressed it looks awesome!!! Love the chair!!

Claydens said...

love it! Also love the pic in the back with all the letters- can you help me with that in Del Taco?

Maja said...

The chair looks great and I was also wondering about the pittsburgh sign. I want to see the whole thing.

Mel said...

Yep, I love it! Good work!

Misner Family said...

The chair is awesome and I cant believe you found such a cute one for 10 bucks. That's amazing and now I want to reupholster a chair!

Heather said...

Well I'm officially impressed! Looks good to me, even if I did look closely.

Pilar said...

The pumpkin patch was on chambers, I think it is really close to you guys.

James and Tricia Thomas said...

Can you come fix my UGLY dining room table!? You are amazing!

Tish said...

wow, it looks so great! How do you paint stuff with the girls around though? I have this desk that I need to paint but i'm worried jade will want to "help" and it'll be a fiasco!